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Christmas waste and recycling collection dates in Exeter

Published: 13 December 2023

May bank holiday bin collections in Exeter Changes to bin collections over Christmas

People living in Exeter are being reminded about changes to waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Residents need to be aware of date changes to when their bins will be emptied over the Christmas holidays.

Collections due:                                                            Will now be collected

Monday 25 December                                                 Wednesday 27 December

Tuesday 26 December                                                 Thursday 28 December

Wednesday 27 December                                            Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 December                                               Saturday 30 December

Friday 29 December                                                    Tuesday 2 January          

Monday 1 January                                                       Wednesday 3 January

Tuesday 2 January                                                       Thursday 4 January         

Wednesday 3 January                                                   Friday 5 January

Thursday 4 January                                                      Saturday 6 January

Friday 5 January                                                          Monday 8 January   

Monday 8 January                                                        Tuesday 9 January

Tuesday 9 January                                                        Wednesday 10 January

Wednesday 10 January                                                  Thursday 11 January

Thursday 11 January                                                     Friday 12 January

Friday 12 January                                                         Saturday 13 January

Monday 15 January                                                       Back to normal

 And what exactly can go in the green recycling bin?

  • Food tins
  • Drink cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Soft plastic bags (like bread bags)
  • Foil (balled up into tennis ball size)
  • Plastic toy packets
  • Cardboard packaging

Please do not put wrapping paper in the green recycling bin.

 What to do with your real Christmas tree

Garden waste customers can leave their tree out for collection on their first garden waste collection of the new season. Alternatively, trees can be taken to a recycling centre.

Trees will not be collected as part of the black bag collections (household waste) and people are encouraged not to dump trees in car parks or other public places.

Hospiscare will be collecting trees after Christmas for a donation. Book online at Hospiscare 

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